Weather Report for February 8, 2014

Relative to some other nights in this campaign, tonight was not bad. The sky rapidly improved during evening twilight and the sky was generally clear until almost 0100 local time. The moon is now quite bright and was an irritant during observations of early evening objects. A substantial amount of cirrus arrived from the northwest before 0100 and work had to continue through the clouds for the rest of the night. Sometimes the cirrus was thin, but at other times it was thick enough to slow operations by around a factor of two. The seeing varied between 1.5 and 2.5 arcsec and was generally better after midnight. A dozen and a half blazars were successfully observed for polarization and photometry was attempted for most objects observed before the serious cirrus moved in.